Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Emily
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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I am so pleased to be helping introduce Altenew's latest Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden!


Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go!

This project kit contains the following exclusive products:

  • one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 24 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • four coordinating dies
  • one simple coloring and layering stencil which coordinates with the stamp set 
  • one 6×6 3D embossing folder
  • one simple coloring stencil set (3 stencils) which coordinates with the embossing folder

Note: These products are NOT sold separately.

Here's a peek at the kit itself:

ALT6300 Craft Your Life Project Kit Lush Garden

Such a stunning addition to the Craft Your Life Project Kit line, right? I love those new stencils for use specifically with the embossing folder! So creative and innovative! I have a sunny yellow project for you today, so let's get started with the details!

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Project Inspiration

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I have been using an abundance of pink lately, so I thought I'd try some sunny yellow for today's project! For some reason, August automatically makes me think of golden yellow and burnt orange. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the crops surrounding my Midwestern town are starting to dry out and turn yellow and brown. I began my project by using the stencils in the Lush Garden kit on some plain white cardstock to create the solid backgrounds for the layered stamped images.

The kit contents work together seamlessly to give you so many different options for creating! The solid, open stencils act as the first layer for your multi-layered stamps, but I was able to stretch my four inks from the Pocketful of Sunshine ink quartet by lightly blending the lightest color with my stencil to create the base layer for the larger blooms from the Lush Garden stamp set, then stamping the layers with the three lightest colors in the group, saving the darkest color for the flower center.

I stenciled and stamped the smaller flowers with the same Pocketful of Sunshine inks, but stenciled the lightest layer with the lightest shade and then stamped with the three darkest colors to create more intense yellow flowers.

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I stamped the foliage from the Lush Garden stamp set using the lighter shades of the Warm Gray ink quartet. Once I had stamped all of the components, I die cut them with the coordinating dies included in the Lush Garden kit. I love that you have the option to add an extra layer of color with the solid stencils, or you can allow the stamped layers to have super intense highlights by stamping just the details on the white cardstock!

I also used the layered blending stencil included in the Lush Garden kit to blend some orange “filler” flowers using the Golden Sunset ink quartet. Because there are no coordinating dies for this floral cluster, I used my sharp scissors to fussy cut the floral cluster.

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For the card base, I wanted to take advantage of the giant, detailed bouquet in the 3D embossing folder included in the Lush Garden kit, so I cut a slimline card base (3.5″ x 8.5″) from some plain white cardstock, and then selectively embossed opposite corners of the long card base. I love the subtle, detailed texture that this adds to the card base!

The edge of the embossing folder did cause a bit of a crease on the card base, but once I arranged and adhered the stamped, die cut florals on the card base, you'd never know it was there. I used Instant Dimension Foam Tape to add lots of dimension to the card front, adding a greeting from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set over the top of the floral arrangement. The final step was to add some warm rose gold gems (to pick up the warm tones in the stamped images) for a touch of sparkle!

Well, that's all for my project today! Now, for some fun giveaway information!

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Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2021.

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Blog Hop

Here's the full hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys 

Vicky Papaioannou 

Therese Calvird

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Maryam Perez

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida


Dana Joy

Erin Thompson 

Nenette S. Madero

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Linda Westfall 

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

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Rosa Nguyen August 12, 2021 - 10:02 PM

Such beautiful flowers! Gorgeous cards.

Marty B August 12, 2021 - 11:11 PM

I missed out on the 1st kit but they got restocked…YES for me! So I signed up for the subscription plan because I don’t want to miss out on another kit. This set is another beauty and your embossing folders are really amazing!

Jennifer Leonard August 12, 2021 - 11:12 PM

So many options with this kit! Love how you did a slimline card too! Such great layers

Lori Hayes August 12, 2021 - 11:17 PM

I love the die cuts with the embossing folder! It’s beautiful!

Lori Hayes August 12, 2021 - 11:25 PM

I love the flowers! I’ve seen some gorgeous cards made!

Vicki Colston August 12, 2021 - 11:48 PM

All so beautiful! I can’t wait to receive mine. Have loved using last month’s kit. Altenew’s Craft Your Life Project Kit is the best kit I’ve found anywhere. And the price is great. Thanks, Altenew!

Vikki H August 13, 2021 - 12:16 AM

Lovely kit with so many beautiful details! Your yellow colors and textures are superb.

Louisa Mochizuki August 13, 2021 - 12:44 AM

This kit is absolutely fabulous!

Louisa Mochizuki August 13, 2021 - 12:47 AM

This is a beautiful and creative kit.

Greta H August 13, 2021 - 12:56 AM

A beautiful kit!

Marisela Delgado August 13, 2021 - 1:29 AM

Wonderful cards!

Alyce August 13, 2021 - 1:36 AM

Beautiful floral images!

Linda BL August 13, 2021 - 1:36 AM

Love the yellow blooms. Such a great group of products in the ki!

Shelice August 13, 2021 - 2:10 AM

I love the new kit! Love the flowers

Kathy Raker August 13, 2021 - 4:42 AM

Awesome new kit, beautiful card, love all the detail and the beautiful shades of yellow. Thanks for sharing.

KarenW August 13, 2021 - 6:26 AM

Thank you for this beautiful kit. I especially like the embossing folder and stencils. Is it possible to use the dies to cut the large embossed flowers and some leaves?

Veronica Catrombon August 13, 2021 - 6:30 AM

Just gorgeous! Looks like the flowers were just picked.

Isabel August 13, 2021 - 8:06 AM

Love the new kit! Especially the stencil with the embossing folder. Thanks formthe inspiration with your beautiful card.

Nicki Baxley August 13, 2021 - 8:31 AM

Emily, gorgeous work as always!!

Kelsey Thomas August 13, 2021 - 8:32 AM

These are gorgeous cards!

Cécile August 13, 2021 - 9:17 AM

I live that everything including the kitchen sink is in this kit! Your die cut flowers over the embossed card base is beautiful.

Stacey Kowbel August 13, 2021 - 10:30 AM

Fantastic kit! I really love the coordinating embossing folder and stencil! Emily’s project is gorgeous!

Carol DuBois August 13, 2021 - 10:41 AM

Gorgeous kit and already in my cart!

Patricia in Texas August 13, 2021 - 10:43 AM

What a fantastic kit. And the stencils for the 3D embossing are a winner. I think everyone wants to see more and more of these. My personal wish is for you to add the colors in the crisp die ink Spring Bouquet, especially the “pinks” to your washi tape, enamel dots, paper…i.e. everything. These “pinks”/magentas are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thank you.

Kim S. August 13, 2021 - 10:46 AM

Jennifer got me to subscribe last month and I love the kit so much. I love that you can cut them down for mini slimline cards, but they’ll also make A2 or square cards. This month (so far) Therese’s card got me. Holy cow. Can’t wait for it to come in the mail!

Robin Ridpath August 13, 2021 - 11:04 AM

These new kits are amazing! It’s so great to have all these coordinating parts!

Donna Walls August 13, 2021 - 11:09 AM

Another Great Kit. Looking forward to all the inspiration through the Hop.

Laura R August 13, 2021 - 11:42 AM

Beautiful kit!

Amy Gross August 13, 2021 - 11:51 AM

I am amazed by these beautiful yellow flowers!!!🌼

Jean Kelley August 13, 2021 - 12:28 PM

This is an amazing set. I love how the embossing folder and stencils coordinate!

Michele W August 13, 2021 - 1:07 PM

I loved this new kit as soon as I saw it but after doing the blog hop I love the versatility of this kit even more. I can hardly wait for my kit to arrive so I can start playing.

Shirley N August 13, 2021 - 1:36 PM

What an amazing kit, so many possiblities! Fabulous inspiration by the design team!

Colleen August 13, 2021 - 2:22 PM

Cannot Wait to order this set. Out of stock right now but …

Tina C August 13, 2021 - 2:37 PM

Lovely & versatile kit. Thanks!

Kim Taylor August 13, 2021 - 2:41 PM

This is a beautiful kit! I am hoping it restocks soon!! so many great ideas from so many talented makers

Carol McCready August 13, 2021 - 3:28 PM

Those flowers are so beautiful in yellow and orange. Love the slimline design. Great new kit!

Patt H. August 13, 2021 - 3:57 PM

A truly awesome kit!! Love the embossing folder especially!!

Angela C. Posch August 13, 2021 - 7:23 PM

I’ve never bought a kit before. This is Beautiful!.

Sue McRae August 13, 2021 - 9:12 PM

Oh, I love these pretty flowers and the gorgeous embossing folder!

Inkin' Chickie August 13, 2021 - 10:36 PM

Great to see some projects and tips for the new kit.

Barbara Kohn August 13, 2021 - 11:22 PM

Looks like Altenew put together a winning set filled with many crafting possibilities to make some gorgeous flower cards! Wow! Looking forward to the hop!

Kathy Mc August 14, 2021 - 12:18 AM

Such a luscious kit, and Emily, your card is just stunning!

Mirella Rogan August 14, 2021 - 6:29 AM

Another beautiful flowery stamp set, woohoo!

Susanbcards August 14, 2021 - 7:14 AM

A wonderful kit, so well thought out.

Leigh Gardner August 14, 2021 - 7:42 AM

Love, love the yellow!

Donna Phelan August 14, 2021 - 8:00 AM

That Kit looks AHmazing and is appropriately named! WOW!

Cordelia Alderman August 14, 2021 - 9:36 AM

I can’t believe all the products in this kit. And the card you created is fabulous.

Betty D. Wright August 14, 2021 - 10:28 AM

Another gorgeous kit! I keep missing the subscription availability!

yiho lee August 14, 2021 - 12:21 PM

very beautiful cardkit

ritasangels August 14, 2021 - 2:24 PM

Love it! Got mine in the mail today!

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